Industry Updates

News Updates (February 8, 2010)

Write and Google Wave … Wrike announced an integration with Google Wave, for better task tracking. “Now people who use both Wrike and Wave just need to add Wrike as a contact to a new wave, and this wave will be automatically turned into a task in Wrike. In Wrike, people will be able to schedule the wave turned into a task, track comments to the task added in The Wave, build timelines, track time spent on the task and much more.More

Sametime 8.5 … Jim shares his reaction to Lotusphere 2010, especially the impact of the announcements on unified communications and collaboration. “While waiting for the Sametime 8.5 demo I assumed that it couldn’t be a big deal – not with a .5 release. Well, I was wrong. IBM Lotus really beefed up the collaboration capabilities with a new online meeting experience, new mobility support, and a social views capability that makes it easier to find people you collaborate with the most. Another surprise was the improved integration with Microsoft Outlook and Office.More

CorasWork for SharePoint 2010 … CorasWorks released SharePoint 2010 updates to its SharePoint add-on tools. “The Workplace Suite v10.3, Toolset v1.6 and AppEngine for SharePoint v10.3 provide a bridge to SharePoint 2010 for those organizations currently running CorasWorks plug-and-play applications or building their own applications on SharePoint 2007. CorasWorks customers are now assured that their current and future SharePoint applications will continue to run seamlessly on both SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 without having to rebuild any of them. The benefit is that this supports aggressive adoption of SharePoint 2010, and provides relief to customers who are not ready to migrate, but still want to create additional solutions.More

Sun’s Project Wonderland No More … Oracle is not going to support the continued development of Sun’s Project Wonderland. “Project Wonderland is a Java-based virtual world platform which has been piloted by a few educational institutions, including Boston College, U.K.’s University of Essex, the University of Oregon and Minnesota’s Saint Paul College. It is still in the early stages of development and hadn’t yet been rolled out as a full product by Sun — meaning that the project did not have access to quality testing, documentation, or marketing resources.More

Microsoft and NSF on the Cloud … NSF researchers can get free access to Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud for the next 3 years. “Research projects focused on cloud computing will have access to Windows Azure for three years as part of the deal. The agreement will allow the U.S. scientific community “the opportunity to leverage highly scalable cloud computing services, especially for data-intensive applications,” said Jeannette Wing, NSF’s assistant director for computer and information science and engineering. The focus will be on finding new ways to use the cloud in research.More

Other News
– Mike offers a list of the little stuff for Site Admins that has changed from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010.
– Microsoft released Office 2010 as “Release Candidate” to members of the TAP program.
– More on the Oracle Cloud Office.
Update on Zoho’s strategy: in 2010, improve the core apps, and deliver better integration.
– IBM released Symphony 3, with improved support for Microsoft technologies.
– RADVISION announced the acquisition of high-def technology from Aethra, from Italy.

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